As the proliferation of WMD continues to pose a threat to its allies and partners, NATO’s role in countering this issue is a subject that is often overlooked in discussions surrounding its relevance as a global military alliance. Khalid Mahdi discusses.
Author: Khalid Mahdi
Adaptation and Assurance: NATO’s Response to the 21st Century Security Environment
In a series on NATO’s response to the 21st Century security environment, Khalid Mahdi discusses the key components of the Alliance’s Readiness Action Plan (RAP): adaptation and assurance. This week’s post analyzes the role of the NATO Response Force in strengthening the Alliance’s rapid response capabilities.
Renewed Engagement: A Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy for the Future
With the election of Liberal government comes the ushering in of an era renewed defence priorities and foreign engagement for Canada. Khalid Mahdi discusses as an introduction to Panel 2 of Canada’s Defence Perspectives 2020-2050: Recapitalization and the Canadian Forces.
Endless Incursions: Russian Overflights into Turkey and their Implications for NATO
Over the past few months, Turkey has experienced a significant number of unauthorized incursions into its territory by Russian military crafts. Khalid Mahdi analyzes the implications of these overflights against the backdrop of both the Syrian conflict and NATO-Russian relations.
Iran’s Relations with the World After the Nuclear Accord: The Case of Iran and the IAEA
While Iran’s relations with the world have improved since the development of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Khalid Mahdi argues that the real success comes in the improvement of relations between the Islamic Republic and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
NATO’s New Arc of Crisis
As the security situation in Southeastern Europe and the Middle-East continues to destabilize, NATO is now forced to contend with the emergence of a new “arc of crisis.” Khalid Mahdi discusses with the introduction of our newest program, NATO’s Arc of Crisis.
Libyan Limbo: Is NATO The Answer?
Since the conclusion of Operation Unified Protector in 2011, Libya has been marred by lawlessness and instability. This article examines whether a NATO operation could help strengthen the Libyan security landscape.
As Close as Lips and Teeth? A Re-examination of Chinese-North Korean Relations
Following North Korea’s third nuclear test in February 2013, China has been increasingly vocal in its displeasure of the country’s recent activities. This article questions whether relations between the two countries will endure under such turmoil.
Who Says That Drones Are Just For Assassinations? A Recap of the May 8th Drones Roundtable
On May 8, 2013, the NATO Council of Canada held a roundtable discussion on the growing role of robots in warfare. The roundtable touched upon some of the tactical, legal and moral controversies surrounding the use of drones on the battlefield.
Kaesong: The Final Vestige of Korean Cooperation
On April 3, 2013, North Korean officials sealed off external access to the joint North-South Industrial Park located in the city of Kaesong. With such action occuring in the midst of serious tensions, could this issue be the final straw in the relations between the two Koreas?